why is iodoform used as an antiseptic?

Asked by lakshmi sravya | 17th Feb, 2012, 07:18: AM

Expert Answer:

Iodoform effectively destroys virus and fungus. Ninety percent of bacteria are killed on the skin within ninety seconds. Iodoform has disinfectant properties. 88% of iodoform is evaporated from the skin requiring coating.Skin is the most acceptable transport for iodine. After evaporation from the skin, 12% is available to the body immediately with the remaining percentage being gradually absorbed.

 

Answered by  | 17th Feb, 2012, 11:55: AM

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